Vanasse’s heartfelt prose and Nancy Slagle’s charming illustrations will delight Romeo’s fans and capture the hearts of readers new to the story. Wrapping Romeo’s story in fiction illuminates the facts and celebrates the bonds we form with our wild world.Buy Black Wolf
In 2003, Alaskans fell for a lolloping wolf they named Romeo. Left without a pack, this lone wolf found a new family among Juneau’s domestic dogs and their owners, who became enamored with his striking looks and friendly demeanor. For years he remained a constant companion to residents of Juneau and their dogs. While his story tale had a tragic end, his legacy of respect and trust lives on.
Black Wolf of the Glacier tells the story of this beloved legend through the eyes of Shawna, whose dog becomes best friends with Romeo. Overcoming her initial fear, Shawna learns to love the benevolent wolf. When Romeo goes missing, Shawna determines to find him, bringing readers along for the adventure.
“…both a lasting tribute to a noble wild animal and a testament to the two-sided, ongoing relationship (with the potential capacity for good or evil) between wild animals and humans.” ~Midwest Book Review